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Latest reviews from Setchey

80 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Warehouse full of pallets of beer from around the world, impressive selection“
Jerseyislandbeer 74 days ago
92 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Have bought from this company for some years-in fact they were the first mail order company I used quite a few years ago.On the down side their internet site is very dated and you have to trawl through it to see if there are any new beers.They use to have a regular update but for some reason they have stopped it. On the up side there is a massive selection far bigger as far as I know than any other supplier in the UK. They frequently have beers that other sites don't-the last box I had delivered had beers from Austria,Brazil, Poland, Belgium and Germany. Prices are as good as anywhere else, and usually better. Their Belgium selection is stunning and very competitive price wise. If you want trendy craft beers at silly prices this is not the place to go. But if you want a broad range of beers and a quick delivery even in these hard times this is the place to go. Just give yourself time to look through their massive selection. “
johndoughty 634 days ago
80 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Had previously ordered countries I hadn’t rated before and thought it was decent price and quick delivery. Today, finally visited in person. The selection was easily one of top 3 beer stores I’ve ever visited. It was overwhelming, but so well organized (easier to find beer than on RateBeer). Staff was at the ready to help and very comical. I’ll be back online and in person frequently and you should be as well.“
SHIG 799 days ago
90 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Моя мечта побывать в самом большом магазе бухла в Англии. А на сей день я был только на просторах сайта. Конечно пива просто огромное количество. Весьма удобно все добавлять на и генерировать твои желаемые пивасы в список. Минус только в одном что многих пивасов походу вообще не будет больше на сайте. Доставка была странная, два раза мне привозили пиво неправильно. Но все остльное лучшее что есть в Англии. Мое уважение.“
biilz 859 days ago
78 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Huge barn / warehouse of a place a few miles south of Kings Lynn on the A10. The selection is vast but I get the impression that the turnover of stock isn't great, plenty in the reduced section so be BB4 date aware. Lots of dusty bottles on shelves. Large selection of Belgian & German beers plus a good sellection from the UK, both trad & craft“
Cheeseboard 1173 days ago
86 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Best online beer store in the UK. Indispensable. I have been buying online for many years now, and seen companies come and go, and had to put up with all sorts of problems. But Beers Of Europe have always been quick, reliable, and decently priced.“
SilkTork 1570 days ago
80 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Ordered from their online store once. Selection is very big and it’s a good place to find beers from countries that aren’t widely available in UK stores. As other people have pointed out, the website isn’t the best. Also the country list is not kept up to date - for example Albania is listed but the beer has been out of stock for months. Delivery is quick and reliable. Will definitely order from them again.“
YantarCoast 1817 days ago
80 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Vast and eclectic choice of most things alcoholic prompt delivery well packed. Websites a bit clunky but no better choice online in the UK.“
redders1974 1945 days ago
84 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Not much that I can add about this place. Having been working my way through the 300 Beers To Try Before You Die book they have been invaluable. However whilst their range is vast, it is a tad mainstream. Was surprised at the lack of Eastern European beers - thought there would be more of a demand. Good prices, extremely quick delivery times.“
BeardedAvenger 2017 days ago
88 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Situated half way between my home and my caravan in Skeggy, Beers of Europe is a regular stopping off point for us en route. It’s pretty much bottle heaven - huge selection of beers with great selection of UK, Belgian, German and US beers with good numbers from maybe another 50 countries. Beer prices are pretty reasonable (if you want to buy cheaper whilst there check out their out of date racks half way down the first aisle), and service from staff is ok. Have also used their online service a couple of times, which is very efficient.“
Grumbo 2040 days ago
88 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Haven’t been to the warehouse but have had a few deliveries from their online store. Amazing selection of beers not just from Europe but all around the world. Very good for Belgian, German and American beers, and of course British too. Seems to be good value, most stuff is reasonably priced. Delivery is fast and everything is packaged well.“
LazyPyro 2160 days ago
82 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Incredibly huge beer store with vast ranges of British, American and Belgian beers, with good selections from Germany, Canada, France and beers from many many other places. It’s a huge warehouse but has ambience from looking down the very long rows of shelves of beers.“
Pyobon 2301 days ago
82 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Placed an online order for some Orvals and Rochefort 10s because they also did the Rochefort glassware. They were also well priced. Package arrived and it’s probably the best packaging I’ve had for beer and glassware. Website has a lot of good beers well priced. Not so much rarer stuff, but I’ll definitely be a repeat customer when I need my regular Belgian beers.“
EdKing 2303 days ago
84 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Used this place initially over the internet and found them swift and keenly priced. I have however now been four times to the actual warehouse over the last few years: the latest being on 9th June 2014. I just love wandering along the aisles and finding stuff to fill my trolley. The best selection of UK and German beers I’ve seen in Britain, their Belgian and American choices are also large and interesting. They stock beers from all over the world (not just Europe, as their name might suggest). Spirits and wines too. You are left on your own, but help is there if required. The lighting isn’t too bright so nothing should get ’skunked’ and their stock control system seems to work as they have a couple of shelves with ’out of date’ beers at knockdown prices. Use them on the web by all means, but if you get the chance to visit please do, you will not be disappointed. Posh it is not, but friendly and unique it is.“
BlackHaddock 2785 days ago
84 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Great range of beers and tried both in store and online. Worth a special trip, as they have some great beers.“
Mr_Pink_152 2835 days ago
90 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“BEST. PLACE. ON. EARTH.“
SilverfoX 2858 days ago
82 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“WoW what a lovely beer selection. My new favorite :-)“
Cunningham 2937 days ago
82 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Online store with a good selection and reasonable pricing. Good customer experience++, recommended.“
gunnar 2937 days ago
88 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Online orders only. Website is OK, and seems to be updated with stock live as ordered. Quite a good selection of Belgian, German and US beers. Decent prices compared to others. Well packaged and prompt delivery. Very good, will use again.“
SarkyNorthener 2940 days ago
84 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“This is an excellent online shop with a great selection of beers from inside and outside Europe. If you’re in the UK, you won’t find prices cheaper than this. I’ve had a few deliveries and the standard of service has been consistently high. No complaints. Not sure that I can really comment on their ’ambiance’ though!“
The_Osprey 2953 days ago
96 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Absolut the best place I have ever been to, they have tons and tons of beers. The service is fantastic and the people are very helpfull.“
Benfi 3003 days ago
82 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Cracking shop if you get a chance to go. Massive selection and pretty well priced compared to others. Looks a little like a mini supermarket“
hatrias 3013 days ago
78 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Never been to the store, but used the mail order service. Range is excellent with a good mix of British, Europeans and Americans. Website a little annoying with not all beers in stock. Prices were fine. Delivery prompt and effective. Recommended!“
JorgeLee 3091 days ago
86 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Mail order. Great selection of beers - have a wide selection of English ales gathered together. Incredibly fast delivery (to Cornwall) - I’ve never had a package come damaged. My go-to mail-order site for English beers.“
shrubber85 3143 days ago
84 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Only online orders for me. Ambiance is rated 3 as average as I have no idea honestly. Service is rated high as these guys shipped fast, bomb proof and shipping was quick. Selection is very good with some real gems, sometimes out of stock though. Value is quite good for UK I think. Some international bottles can be steep but would be steeper in London and you can find some bargains on UK and Belgian bottles. Overall, recommended and I will continue shop here regularly.“
teorn88 3203 days ago
86 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“This a neat place with a great selection. The staff was friendly and helpful when I was looking for a specific beer. Prices are a little steep on the international beers, but are very reasonable on the local beers. Will definitely return, mainly because of the fantastic selection.“
BierFiend 3241 days ago
90 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Incredible place. Huge warehouse, lots of parking, and as much beer as you can buy. Selection is amazing and prices are pretty good. They also have a nice range of branded beer glasses. You absolutely have to go here of you’re anywhere nearby.“
Niksko 3266 days ago
94 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Wcześniej była strona internetowa ciekawiej pomyślana (z kapselkami krajów i browarów). Bardzo dóża rotacja piw że czasami trudno coś upolować. Asortyment bogaty. Mnóstwo piw wiadomo z Wielkiej Brytanii, a także z Niemiec USA i Belgii. Ciekawe także pozycje egzotyczne. Nestety nie wysyłają do Polski ale można się dogadać i zdobyć piwa. Kartony ciekawie zaprojektowane i z przegródkami. Polecam zakupy w tym sklepie! Super jakosci zdjecia kazdych piw i w miare sa aktualne.“
Grzesiek79 3286 days ago
90 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“In about 7 or 8 orders in the last few years, totalling some 250/300 bottles, I’ve had no breakages and only 2 mistakes which on both occasions I was allowed to keep the incorrect bottle whilst being refunded on what I orderered - can’t say fairer than that! Choice is as good as it gets in the UK but it can be a tad annoying when you spot a beer you like and ’OUT OF STOCK’ is displayed at the bottom of the product! Can’t be helped I guess - but it would be less frustrating from a consumer POV to simply not list the beers, or list them in a separate area? The Scandanavian and American selections have grown steadily over the years. I guess ambiance doesn’t apply to this kind of operation but rated at 4 to reflect the overall high scorings I’ve given them. I don’t order US pale/IPA’s anymore as once received around 4 bottles (all Odell’s) that were around 5 months out of date! Would have been nice to have been warned - they tasted ok if perhaps not uber fresh, but I felt obliged to drink them in the first few days as opposed to adding them to my stash. That aside - highly reccomended! “
Theydon_Bois 3337 days ago
72 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Big beer warehouse near Kings Lynn. Easy parking and quite well laid out, with a well thought out order. Have also used the website, which was a bit of a pain to work on, but beers were delivered within a reasonable time, if not all available.“
imdownthepub 3556 days ago
84 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Great selection of different countries (website), luckely my mother in law live in Scotland so I picked it up at her place. Ruffly 20 new countries - will inforce my statistics there. And Samuel Smiths fruit beers that I been looking for so long - they were so good... Layout was quit easy to understand vs countries which I was after. Prices was good and there were some bargins on beers that was close to bb. Postage was cheap and information and shippingtime was excellent. Do they only ship within UK.“
Nisse666 3569 days ago
84 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Excellent selection of World beers, including some hard to find brands. Prices are also reasonable. If something is listed as out of stock on the website it’s always worth a call to ask when they’ll get it back in!“
musik103 3623 days ago
86 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Amazing! I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I walked in. The selection is overwhelming. I highly recommend having a strategy when you go there. The store has a logical arrangement. The aisles are arranged alphabetically first by country and then by brewer. There is an entire half-aisle of UK beers and an entire half-aisle of Belgian beers. Additionally, there are about 40-50 other countries represented. They also have a fairly decent selection of liquor, wine, mead, and a few other beverages. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. I love this place. I’ll end this review how I began it. Amazing!“
delnoche 3627 days ago
88 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“My Auntie ordered a case of Berlinner Weiss for my Christmas’ gift. It turned up in excellent time. There was a few unaccounted Berlinner Weiss which they incredibly generously replaced with considerably more expensive beer and beer which I very much love so I am extremely thankful for that service. Unfortunately they hadn’t got the case of Pannepot which I already wanted for my premium Christmas’ gift which was a shame. However they called in advanced and asked if anything else should be ordered instead. I was very pleased with their professional customer service and their well thought out stock replacement instead of giving me any old crap like you can easily get. I also want to praise their superb customer service which is faultless. I also wish to say thank you to Duff; Chris, Jan, Patirk and Mes for all recommending this company to me. This is what makes Rate Beer even better, sharing the knowledge.“
tdtm82 3652 days ago
96 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“This place is extraordinary. It has to be the best beer store in Britain and for range at least the best in Europe. OK they stock dull international beers but these probably don’t take up more than 10% of shelf space. From the website you would never know that they stock a wide range of Mikkeller, Brewdog, 8 Wired, Nogne O, De Ranke and many other top breweries alongside small brewers from Germany (100?), Belgium (200?), Italy (20?) and the Baltic States, plus maybe 400 beers from UK micros has got to be among the world’s great beer stores. I am guessing at 100 US craft beers. They serve the licensed trade too and you can get a fabulous array of single malts and unusual liqueurs too. They are good people too. Remember you are deep in the Fens here, not just off downtown in some international fleshpot.“
Tim Webb 3739 days ago
66 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“massive online store(and real presence) ive just used the online store. Website is badly laidout, its difficult to find a simple list of what they have in, many entriies on the web site take up to much space just to say nopt in stock, but pretty decent selection and no trouble with any order i have made “
cgarvieuk 3757 days ago
72 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Fantastiskt utbud där många dock är slutsålda, men de som finns räcker väl. Bra priser, snabba leveranser inom UK och bra service.“
Vignale 3786 days ago
88 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“A beer supermarket! Load up your trolley with quality British, US and Belgian beers. Some are very difficult to get elsewhere. Not a bad geuze selection although this is variable. Well worth the trek!“
Benjii 3889 days ago
84 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Huge selection of bottled beers. Especially English and Belgian beers are well presented. Decent selection of US beers. Some hard to find countries were out of stock. Service was OK allthough Wyre Piddle I was looking for was out of stock. Easy to find but you have to be in Norfolk to visit the place... Online service works well too.“
rosenbergh 4031 days ago
96 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“I love this place - try out there Fallen Angel Brewery Beers if nothing else, they are amazing and their is something for every taste at this brewery!“
PETERCOM 4037 days ago
96 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“On-line beer store. Easy to use web site. Fantastic selection of beers and really fast overnight service. Prices good. Can’t ask for more.“
JohnRMurdoch 4288 days ago
90 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Biggest selection of beers I’ve seen in the UK by some margin. American stuff is a little pedestrian, but still a larger range than anywhere else in Britain (why are US beers so difficult to obtain in the UK?). The website is very fast and easy to use with an excellent search facility, and (helpfully for us) appears to take its beer styles from RateBeer! Beer prices are slightly above average, but this is balanced against a relatively low shipping cost - £7.50 regardless of the number of bottles (so good for buying large volumes). Also has a selection of glassware, plus other alcoholic drinks. I ordered an awkward number of bottles (17) of an awkward variety of sizes (275ml up to 750ml) together with an awkward shaped glass (Chimay) and they all arrived in perfect condition at the promised time (next working day). Nearest best before date 4 months away, but almost all the others were a long way in the future. Pretty much unbeatable for the web service, I reckon! Must try and visit the store in person the next time I’m in Norfolk...“
wheresthepath 4320 days ago
90 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“I’ve only used their online service, but I’m going to guess that most people will have done the same as the shop itself is out of the way and in the middle of nowhere. The selection is superb. The website orders the beers by country and then by brewery. Around 60 countries (although some no longer have a beer in stock and probably won’t anytime soon). Great selections from the UK, Belgium, and Germany. Also a good showing of beers from the US, as well as some nice ones from Austria, Netherlands, and Denmark. Prices were all quite reasonable. For the most part it seems like the cheapest online option in the UK. Also, for the most part, the beers were cheaper than my local shops (even with the shipping). The one problem I have encountered with them is sometimes the beers are very close or in one or two cases past its prime. The problem arises, I’m guessing, due to the large selection, and the impossibility to turnover all those beers on time. There also seems to be no guarantee that they will restock a beer anytime soon. The delivery was very good. Quick and prompt as well as well packaged. I’ve ordered probably 5-6 boxes from them, and have had no breaks. Shipping isn’t bad for mainland England and Wales, as it is £7.49 per order, no matter the size of the order (so save up a make a big one). Looks like it is a bit more expensive to ship to Ireland and non-mainland England/Wales. Also they only ship to the UK. All in all, this seems like probably the best online shop for the UK. Very impressive selection, and very reliable shipping. Also it is one day shipping (if you order before noon, otherwise it will take one extra day, still not bad). Beware of beers being old, especially if it’s something that might not move fast. Other than that, highly recommended.“
FreshHawk 4333 days ago
44 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“I bought a lot of bottle conditioned ales, most of which seamed to be sour / off. All of the filtered beers I got where good.“
nickdolan 4336 days ago
92 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Superb online store. They most certainly have the biggest selection in the UK. Very swift delivery guaranteed. I’ve made lots of orders over the past year and have never been disappointed. Best place to find the De Molen beers and various rare gems from other countries particularly Belgium and the US. Deserves it’s ’World Class’ tag.“
planky84 4338 days ago
84 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Never used their online delivery service but I make a point of popping into the warehouse if I’m in the area. It’s a thing of beauty. Far-reaching selection of national bottled ales and an ever-expanding European and American range. Great glassware selection too. Good customer service and reasonable prices.“
sm89walt 4366 days ago
94 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Via Online store - Ordered 24 bottles yesterday before 12 noon, they arrived at 0800 today. Awesome. Website is fairly easy to get around, could do with a lick of paint but is practical and it works. Selecting is legion, Argentina to Vietnam and nearly every country in-between. Sections for ciders/wines/spirits, homebrew, new products, gift packs/cards and mixed selections. Prices are reasonable, and seem to match the beers obscureness. Recommended to me by a mate and I’d defo do the same“
BigDUK 4531 days ago
90 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Getting more expensive but best choice of beers in the UK surelyI..The service and aftercare is brilliant. I want to work here“
MagnumPI 4621 days ago
74 /100
Beers Of Europe (Beer Store)
GARAGE LANE
“Bought a batch of 23 belgians online, including some good Struise beers that are very hard to come accross in the UK. Good selection of Belgians, and plenty of random world lagers. A few big north american beers. Delivery and prices are reasonable. Well packed.“
gary07734 4644 days ago